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Free and Friendly Foods Gluten Free & Vegan Pumpkin Brownie Bar

Pumpkin Brownie Bars

It’s that time again! Time to start creating all things pumpkin flavored. This is our first of many new pumpkin recipes. Be sure to check back for our savory pumpkin pasta, pumpkin truffles, pumpkin ice cream, and pumpkin freezer sandwiches.

These pumpkin brownie bars came about as we were working on our candy bar project. The “cake” layer of our candy bar has been deemed amazing. With that in mind, I knew we had to try other flavors to see what would work. Rather than make a pumpkin candy bar (yes, I seriously considered it), I opted for a brownie bar just for fun.

If you’re dairy, tree nut, and coconut free, you may need to make your own ice cream at home. Making vanilla ice cream at home using an ice cream maker with a compressor is super easy, and very tasty. You’ll need to have a safe milk base, such as Good Karma Foods Unsweetened Flax Milk, or something homemade. We make homemade oat milk ice cream that’s top 8 free and corn free using the fresh oat milk that we make for our bakery. Now that you know some of the story behind this creation, on to the recipe!

Allergy Status: Gluten/Wheat Free, Dairy Free, Egg Free, Soy Free, Nut Free, Peanut Free, Yeast Free, Vegan Read More

Free and Friendly Foods Corn Free Apple Pancakes by The Allergy Chef

Corn Free Spiced Apple Pancakes

It has been quite a busy season around here, but we must keep moving forward 🙂 We’ve been working on several collaborations right now, and this is one of them. We’ve teamed up with Hannah from Positively Pure Food. She has an AMAzing Instagram Profile, here’s the link. Like me, Hannah creates awesome allergy friendly recipes, so be sure to follow her for yummy ideas.

Together, we decided to come up with holiday CORN FREE pancakes. That’s right folks. Hold on to your seats. While most of you don’t have a corn allergy, those of you that do understand how difficult it can be to source safe ingredients and then get said ingredients to work together to form something just right. Both Hannah and I put in a lot of time and energy to deliver what we feel are delicious, enjoyable, and safe recipes. For all of my corn free friends out there, enjoy yourself. Indulge yourself.

Allergy Status: Gluten Free, Wheat Free, Dairy Free, Egg Free, Soy Free, Nut Free, Peanut Free, Corn Free, Yeast Free, Refined/Cane Sugar Free, Paleo Friendly, Vegan, Diabetic Friendly Read More

Enjoy Life Pancake Donuts by The Allergy Chef at Free and Friendly Foods

Fun & Festive Quick Donuts

We teamed up with List at You can also see her on Instagram, she’s @mummymadeit. Before I jump into things, I have to say, it’s been quite fun connecting with her online. In fact, the internet is quite amazing like that. For years, it seems like we’ve been on our own little island, and now that we’re try to help people, we’re connecting with SO many people who are on the same mission. Here’s what really gets me about Lisa: the health factor. The things she makes without cane sugar will blow you away. So, we thought it would be fun to each share a donut, and cookie with you, with a holiday theme. This week, she has created gorgeous Gingerbread Donuts. I personally can’t wait to give the recipe a go!

On our side of the globe, we decided to do something totally unconventional. We’ve created quick pancake donuts. A while back, I was reading how people are using boxed mixes to make all sorts of things, including donuts. Well, there aren’t many allergy free mixes available on the market. However, Enjoy Life has recently release a whole line. When they first came out, I decided to pass since we have so many pancake recipes around here. I thought, why am I buying a box of something? Although, thinking back, I should have so the kids and The Papa could make them faster for themselves, lol.

However, when these went on sale, I grabbed a few to try. A while back we shared the muffin mix results with you. The kids loved them. So I thought, what if…

The best part about these is that they sat out for 2.5 days, and everyone snacked on them as they walk ed by. No one ever reported that they had gone stale or dry, which is a huge plus. Kid Two said they really do still taste like pancakes. Kid three says they taste like donuts. I’ll let you be the judge.

Allergy Status: Gluten Free, Wheat Free, Dairy Free, Egg Free, Soy Free, Nut Free, Peanut Free, Vegan Read More

Organic Allergy Free Pumpkin Pie by The Allergy Chef

Pumpkin Pie Recipes!!!

I hope you’re all having a great week. In case you still need an allergy friendly pumpkin pie recipe, here you go! There are a few options here, so hopefully something here will meet your needs. If not, please don’t hesitate to contact us (social [at] and let me know how I can help you have a rocking good pie.

First, Paleo Pumpkin Pie
Allergy Status: Gluten Free, Wheat Free, Dairy Free, Egg Free, Soy Free, Yeast Free, Corn Free, Refined Sugar Free, Peanut Free, Refined/Cane Sugar Free, Paleo, GAPs, Vegan
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YouTube Cooking Class – Holiday Candy Cane Shortbread Cookies

The Allergy Chef Candy Cane Shortbread Cookies

Our first episode of Cooking With The Allergy Chef is now on our YouTube channel. Here’s the link to the trailer (1 minute preview).

Here’s the link to the Cooking Class video.
Want to cook along? Download your Holiday Recipe Kit Card Here.

Free and Friendly Foods Sweet Squash Pizza

Fall Feature – Sweet Squash Pizza

Fall has really arrived. It was cold last night. Yup, summer is gone now. We were all huddled around the stove this morning… perhaps it’s really winter? Nonetheless, each Monday this month, we will be collaborating with @dana_aversa (Happy Herbivore) on Instagram. Each week, we will both bring you a spectacular way to approach the same dish. This week, it’s pizza!!

We’ve each decided to use squash on our pizzas. I think it’s safe to say that ours is sweet, while Dana’s is savory. She also has a great lentil crust recipe. If you can’t have yeast, be sure to read her methods.

Allergy Status: Gluten Free, Dairy Free, Egg Free, Soy Free, Wheat Free, Nut Free, Peanut Free, Cane/Refined Sugar Free, Vegan, Paleo Compatible, GAPs Compatible
For Paleo & GAPs: Use approved crust (cauliflower), butter (coconut or ghee), milk (almond or other), and cheese, OR, eat the squash topping stand alone. Yes, it’s that good. Read More

Free and Friendly Foods Paleo Ginger Cookie

Paleo Gingerbread Cookies (Recipe Challenge)

This was a good challenge for us… we hate gingerbread. It’s just not our thing. Don’t get me wrong, we’ve done the gingerbread men, and the kids will eat it, because, sugar. There’s also Mary’s Gone Crackers Ginger Snap cookies that they tolerate, when I put them on top of cupcakes. So, here’s the cool thing: we LOVED these cookies. I mean, we ate them… ALL. In one night. The Papa was begging me to make another batch so he could have more, and there was coconut in them. I’m like, dude… you can’t have these… he says, I’m fine, and I don’t care. They’re that good! It’s in moments like these I know that having a TV show of our own would be hilarious.

This request came in from Instagram. A nice person was in need of a good cookie, and I really hope this brings him, and many more of you plenty of gingerbread joy.

Allergy Status: Gluten Free, Wheat Free, Dairy Free, Egg Free, Soy Free, Nut Free, Peanut Free, Corn Free, Cane/Refined Sugar Free, Paleo, Vegan, AIP Compatible, GAPs Compatible
For Corn Free: Be sure to source safe ingredients.
For GAPs: Use honey instead of molasses, and a combination of almond & coconut flour.
For AIP: Omit the flax. You may want to consider adding 1/2 a banana to help bind the dough together, or use an egg if you can. Also use safe vanilla. Read More

Free and Friendly Foods Flag Cake

Cranberry Orange Flag Cake

Still feeling patriotic? We are! So here’s another idea for you, in case you don’t have any baking ideas for tomorrow.

Allergy Status: Gluten Free, Dairy Free, Egg Free, Soy Free, Vegan Friendly, Nut Free Compatible
For Nut Free: use a safe non-dairy milk substitute. Read More

Free and Friendly Foods Lemon Star Cake

Lemon Stars Cake

When I made the Paleo Stars, I knew there would be some people who would simply want cake, including The Papa, Kid Two, and Kid Four. I saw this idea in the Costco Connection Magazine. Their idea was based around buying a sheet cake at Costco… not in this house. So, I had to get to making something. This recipe that I came up with is a modification of a white cake I’ve been secretly working on. Just between us, it turns out I’ve invented the perfect corn free cornbread. How funny/sad is that? I keep trying to tell The Papa that it’s white cake, and he’s like, nope, this is the best cornbread I’ve ever tasted.

Kid Two was a huge help putting these stars together, so hats off to him!
Allergy Status: Gluten Free, Dairy Free, Egg Free, Vegan Friendly, Nut Free Compatible, Soy Free Compatible

For Nut Free: use a safe milk substitute.
For Soy Free: use a safe whip topping substitute. If you can’t find one in the stores, but can have nuts, soak cashews for a few hours, drain them, then put them in your bender with water and sweetener of choice. Read More

Free and Friendly Foods Paleo Star Cookies

Paleo Patriotic Star Cookies

More than anything, I was so tickled by these because I was able to make something for 4th of July for Paleo eaters, and for Kid Three who can’t have too much sugar. The kids also preferred to have the no-coconut cookies. If you can’t have coconut, make sure you scroll down quite a bit (about half way though the pics) and there’s a no-coconut recipe.

Allergy Status: Gluten/Wheat Free, Dairy Free, Egg Free, Soy Free, Peanut Free, Yeast Free, Cane/Refined Sugar Free, Corn Free, Diabetic Friendly, Vegan Friendly, Paleo Friendly, GAPs Friendly Read More

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